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Bench pivotal part of Grizzlies' strong start

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- With the Los Angeles Clippers still hanging around in the fourth quarter, the Memphis Grizzlies' reserves put them away with a long-range barrage: Quincy Pondexter, Courtney Lee and Jon Leuer provided the knockout blow with a trifecta of 3-pointers....

Cricketer critical after he's hit in head by ball

SYDNEY (AP) -- An international cricket player was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday after he was hit in the head by a ball while batting during a game....

Athletes' reaction on Twitter to Ferguson case

Some star athletes' reactions on Twitter to the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri:...

NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith are meeting Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy....

MLS player rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league....

Robbie Rogers' book: Soccer, faith and family

NEW YORK (AP) -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league....

Pablo Sandoval reaches multiyear deal with Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- From his three-homer game in the 2012 World Series to that lasting image of his arms in the air celebrating another championship last month, Pablo Sandoval left quite a mark in San Francisco....

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Review: Cumberbatch shines as wartime codebreaker

`Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds....

ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC News' George Stephanopoulos landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour Tuesday in Missouri....

France's Pompidou opens Jeff Koons retrospective

PARIS (AP) -- Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated a major retrospective Tuesday of U.S. artist Jeff Koons, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 million....

Unboxing videos online chronicle the big reveal

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rrrrip goes the packing tape and squeak goes the protective foam. Are there sweeter, more seductive sounds than the opening of a new toy or gadget?...

Muhammad Ali daughters promote 'I Am Ali' in UK

LONDON (AP) -- Muhammad Ali's daughters are in London to promote the British release of the documentary "I Am Ali." They say the former boxing champion is still waiting to see it for the first time....

New Tina Fey-created sitcom headed to Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) -- Netflix has picked up two seasons of a new sitcom from Tina Fey....

Cumberbatch decodes Turing in 'Imitation Game'

TORONTO (AP) -- With characters like Sherlock Holmes, Julian Assange and Stephen Hawking, Benedict Cumberbatch has accumulated a filmography littered with high IQs....

A new documentary explores the life of Kurt Cobain

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kurt Cobain is the focus of a new documentary that probes the life and untimely death of the Nirvana singer-guitarist....

'Cosby' author sorry for omitting assault charges

NEW YORK (AP) -- The author of a new Bill Cosby biography is apologizing for not pursuing allegations that the comedian had drugged and sexually assaulted numerous women....

British art festival head to lead NYC art center

NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of a British art festival has been named to lead The Culture Shed, a performing arts center planned for Manhattan's Far West Side....

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